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05 Oct 2016

Green Party’s think tank proposes fuel tax reform to support renewable heating

Heinrich Böll Foundation

In order to push the energy transition in heating, the Green Party’s think tank, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, proposes a tax reform that takes into account emissions caused in the sector. “Germany ranks at the bottom in Europe in terms of taxation” of fossil fuels for heating, according to the authors. They argue low taxation is one reason why Germany will likely miss its goal to reduce the heat requirement in buildings by 20 percent by 2020.

See the policy briefing in German here.

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